Healthy Kids Eat Their Fruits and Veggies

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Looking for simple ways to make your family healthier? Start with the basics of eating more fruits and vegetables, and being physically active every day. These tips make it easy!

How Much Do My Kids Need Every Day?

Do you know how many cups of fruits and vegetables you and your family should eat? Use the chart below to find the answer. It shows a range of cups people should eat every day. The lower end is usually for people who are active less than 30 minutes a day. The higher end is usually for people who are active more than 60 minutes a day.

If you belong
to this group...
You should eat this
amount of fruits...
..and this amount
of vegetables every day.
Kids 2 to 5 years old 1 - 1 1/2 cups 1 - 2 cups
Kids 6 to 11 years old 1 - 2 cups 1 1/2 - 3 cups
Kids 12 to 18 years old 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 cups 2 - 4 cups
Adults 19+ 2 - 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2 - 4 cups

These Healthy Habits Can Help Your Kids:

  • Concentrate and do better in school
  • Feel good about themselves
  • Grow and develop strong bodies
  • Lower their future risk of diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer